The pebbles had been delivered on Tuesday, and ever since then he had been hard at work clearing the area, getting the edging in place, laying the weed-proof membrane, and finally emptying a dozen bags of Premium Scottish Tweed Pebbles over the area. Raking them smooth was slightly compromised by discovering that the metal handle of the rake was almost completely corroded through. We'll need to get another couple of bags of pebbles. Because of the slope they need to be a bit deeper at the far end.
I have to say it's looking every bit as good as we had hoped.
The next morning we woke up to find that it had rained overnight, which had washed the grit and dust off the pebbles and made the bricks on the patio all shiny.
We had been expecting rain, because the mock-orange had just come into flower. It's a bit like when the magnolias burst into bloom in the spring; a sure forecast for rain.